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Easy AIP Chai Tea Latte Concentrate

AIP Chai Tea Latte in a clear glass mug.
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Savor a cozy AIP Chai Tea Latte anytime, when you have this easy Chai Concentrate on hand! The perfect AIP coffee alternative, enjoyed hot or iced.

For years, once of my favorite things to order at Starbucks was a chai tea latte – both hot and iced. When fall starts to peek around the corner in early September, there’s nothing more comforting than a hot chai latte. Even if the weather is still hot, an iced chai is so refreshing, yet warming.

But when I was diagnosed with celiac, I started to question everything I ate or drank outside of my house. And once I started the Autoimmune Protocol, I knew Starbucks chai lattes and any chai concentrate I could find in stores would be off-limits.

Even homemade chai tea recipes call for various seed spices, and are sweetened with huge amounts of refined sugars. And a lot of chai latte recipes require you to make them on demand. I wanted something that was as easy as making a pot of coffee.

So I set out to make an AIP Chai Tea Concentrate that I could have on hand for quick and easy homemade AIP Chai Tea Lattes that require almost no effort. With this AIP Chai Tea Concentrate, when you want a chai latte, the most effort you need to exert is mixing your milk of choice with the chai concentrate and warming it (if you want to). Easy peasy.

Inspiration

There is actually another AIP Chai Tea Concentrate recipe from Strictly Delicious, and this recipe is adapted from hers. Her recipe is absolutely delicious and I highly recommend it. But I wanted to simplify it even further to make it more accessible on a more frequent basis (I’m actually a pretty lazy cook). So I reduced the number of ingredients, tweaked a few things, and also reduced the amount of sweetener. After various recipe tests, I have found a flavorful combination that hits the spot perfectly.

Equipment Needed

For this AIP Chai Tea Concentrate recipe, you’ll just some pretty standard kitchen equipment. First, you’ll need some measuring spoons and a liquid measuring cup, as well as a knife and small cutting board. You’ll also need a large pot or dutch oven and a fine mesh strainer. Then you’ll need something to store your chai concentrate in. I just use my wide-mouth 32oz mason jars and these pourable mason jar lids. You can use whatever you have on hand. Just make sure it seals and is easily pourable.

AIP Chai Tea Latte Concentrate ingredients arranged on a stone countertop.

How to make this Easy AIP Chai Tea Latte Concentrate

This chai concentrate is super simple to make. You just boil water, add the ingredients and let it steep for twenty minutes. At most, there are 5 minutes of hands-on time. I usually make a big batch when I’m already in the kitchen doing other things, so it feels like it takes no time at all.

First, gather your ingredients:

Bring 5 cups filtered water to a rolling boil. Turn off the heat and add the tea bags, ginger, cinnamon sticks, cloves, vanilla extract, and your sweetener of choice. Cover and steep for 20 minutes.

Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the concentrate into mason jars or your storage container of choice, and store in an airtight container in the fridge to use throughout the week.

To serve, combine 1/2 cup concentrate with 1/2 cup coconut milk or other AIP-friendly milk alternative. Warm on the stovetop or in an electric milk frother, or serve over ice for an iced chai.

AIP iced chai in a tall glass.
AIP iced chai tea in a tall glass with a steel straw.

Other recipes to try

If you’re a big chai fan (like me!), you’ll want to give these other chai-spiced recipes a try. All are AIP-friendly and all are perfect for a tasty fall treat!

The Best Chai Collagen Smoothie

Chai-Spiced Edible Cookie Dough (with Collagen!)

Chai Collagen Bliss Balls

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AIP Chai Tea Latte in a clear glass mug.

Easy AIP Chai Tea Latte Concentrate

  • Author: Andrea
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Boil
  • Cuisine: Indian-Inspired
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Savor a cozy AIP Chai Tea Latte anytime, when you have this easy Chai Concentrate on hand! The perfect AIP coffee alternative, enjoyed hot or iced.


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Bring 5 cups filtered water to a rolling boil. Turn off the heat and add tea bags, ginger, cinnamon sticks, cloves, vanilla extract, and your sweetener of choice. Cover and steep for 20 minutes.
  2. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the concentrate into mason jars or your storage container of choice, and store in an airtight container in the fridge to use throughout the week.
  3. To serve, combine 1/2 cup concentrate with 1/2 cup coconut milk or other AIP-friendly milk alternative. Warm on the stovetop or in an electric milk frother, or serve over ice for an iced chai.

Notes

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 10 days.

Nutrition information is an estimate, only, and does not include the milk you choose.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 18
  • Sugar: 2.5g
  • Fat: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.8g
  • Protein: 0.1g

Keywords: chai, concentrate, aip, tea, coffee alternative, chai tea latte

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